The trailer of the podcast (approx 6 minutes) For the whole podcast you have to subscribe (see link below) A story of heartache, joy, determination and perseverance courtesy of 2021 Friends of the cycling podcastFeature photo collage created by the Belgian Project

The 2021 Friends of the Podcast seriesThe path to a career as a professional cyclist is a road less travelled and also a notoriously gruelling one. For many, moreover, it can become a search for the self, the pursuit of an identity, which raises the stakes way beyond the promise or reality of whatever material rewards come with success. Rerouted into cycling by a running injury at age 17, Northern Irish rider Marcus Christie found himself on a fast track towards the pro peloton that soon turned into a white-knuckle ride. Over the next decade, Christie faced debilitating injuries, crippling insecurities, an eating disorder and – parallel to, or maybe underlying all of this – the key existential question of how to live within cycling or whether to try, as the years ticked by, to contemplate living without it. Inspired by the soul-bearing first-person account that he shared with us in 2020, Supersonic is Marcus Christie’s story”

Marcus at the start of the Ards CC Champ of Champions TT 2020